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Administrative Office of the United States Courts, Washington, DC. – 2000
Every year the Supreme Court hears dozens of cases related to key constitutional issues. These cases can be used to teach enduring concepts in government and law. With this lesson plan, students learn about important concepts in Fourth Amendment law and stage a mock Supreme Court oral argument in small groups on a case decided in the 1999-2000…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civil Liberties, Court Litigation, Federal Courts
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Perry, Douglas – 2000
In February 1942 (two months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii) President Franklin Roosevelt, as commander-in-chief, issued Executive Order 9066 to relocate all persons of Japanese ancestry, both citizens and aliens, inland and away from the Pacific military zone. The Order was to prevent espionage and to protect persons of Japanese descent…
Descriptors: Documentation, Government Role, Japanese Americans, Photographs
Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, CA. – 1996
This booklet contains the official materials that student teams used to prepare for the 16th Annual California State Mock Trial Competition, held in April 1997. The mock trial process is designed to clarify for students the workings of legal institutions. As student teams study a hypothetical case, conduct legal research, and receive guidance from…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Competition, Court Litigation, High Schools
CRADLE: Center for Research and Development in Law-Related Education, Winston-Salem, NC. – 1994
This collection of 17 lessons developed by teachers is intended to assist in teaching civic education to gifted and talented students. Gifted and talented students find the study of the United States Constitution, case law, and the legislative process fascinating. Divided into two sections, one for elementary and middle school and the other for…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Instructional Materials
Leming, Robert S.; And Others – 1992
These materials include the script for a mock trial in which students are asked to role play the participants in a case based on the facts of New Jersey v. T.L.O., 469 U.S. 325 (1985). The case raised questions involving a students' rights to protection against unreasonable searches and seizures under the Fourth Amendment and schools' needs to…
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, Court Litigation
LRE Project Exchange, 1986
Lawyers who volunteer to teach youngsters about law and the legal process will find this special issue of "LRE Project Exchange," which contains lesson plans and suggestions from teachers and other lawyers, useful. "Sure-Fire Presentations" (A. Gallagher) offers practical suggestions for making classroom presentations more…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civil Liberties, Conflict Resolution, Contracts
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Donahue, Simone A. – Update on Law-Related Education, 1991
Presents a lesson plan for teaching about gangs and the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Includes a handout and discussion questions and identifies sources for further reading. (SG)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Juvenile Gangs
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Repa, Barbara Kate; Daly, Joseph L. – Social Education, 1985
In New Jersey v. T.L.O., a case argued in 1984, the Supreme Court was asked to decide whether incriminating evidence found by a school assistant princial during the search of a student's purse can be used in a criminal trial. Issues, facts, background, and arguments of the case are provided. (RM)
Descriptors: Civics, Civil Rights, Court Litigation, Instructional Materials
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Update on Law-Related Education, 1990
Provides a lesson plan to involve students in classroom discussions of controversial issues. Includes such topics as the right to privacy, writs of assistance, and searching without a warrant. Provides an outline of a role-playing activity for students to use in the presentation of their arguments. (NL)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civil Rights, Class Activities, Constitutional Law
Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, CA. – 1990
This teacher's guide complements the student text's presentation of lesson plans on the subject of illegal drug use. The booklet begins with an explanation of the benefits of law-related education (LRE) for democratic education. The guide then outlines suggestions for handling controversy; directing discussion; organizing cooperative and small…
Descriptors: Civics, Civil Liberties, Constitutional Law, Drug Abuse